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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore Auditorium on 1966-07-17

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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore Auditorium on 1966-07-17

Topics Live concert

Big Boss Man, Standing On The Corner > Beat It On Down The Line > In The Pines, Cardboard Cowboy > Nobody's Fault But Mine, Next Time You See Me, He Was A Friend Of Mine

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore Auditorium
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD > Reel Master (10 Inch Reels @ 15ips 1/2trk) > DAT > Sonic Solutions > CD > EAC > SHN
Taped by
Transferred by Charlie Miller


This is the complete 7/17/66. What was earlier had as 7/17/66 is really part of 7/16/66.


Reviewer: c-freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 17, 2016
Subject: Strike another match, start anew!!!
Would direct you to the other two sources for this date if you came looking for the Bill Monroe tune 'IN The Pines'
Cream Puff War is proof the Dead invented punk.
King Bee is dripping with GD honey.
Good stuff here and 50 years old to boot.
Reviewer: Mind Wondrin - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 28, 2016
Subject: End of a 4-day run

The night before was an industry showcase for the Dead (and Jefferson Airplane and possibly another Bay band) and presumably the gear was still set up or otherwise available. Given that King Bee from this show is on Birth of the Dead, and with a matching set list, it's evident that the remaining songs not from the night before are also from this night (Next Time You See Me, One Kind Favor, Friend of Mine, & Keep Rolling By). The last one is probably the end of the First Set, the Second Set, since lost, occurring after sets by Airplane (they were known to switch back and forth during runs together). Usually what's listed is actually from the 16th. Isn't it amazing that we didn't know until nearly 50 years later? Or maybe not, given that we're still figuring shit out from the Roman Republic (albeit that's history of lesser importance). So, given what Charlie presents (with In the Pines & Cardboard/Left Turn now on the 16th), the known set list would be:

Big Boss Man
Cold Rain & Snow
It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Cream Puff War
King Bee
Dancin' in the Streets
Next Time You See Me
One Kind Favor
Friend of Mine
Keep Rolling By

Big Boss Man is partial. Billy's drumming on Cold Rain is already great this early in the band - should have been on Birth. Weir is absent on Cream Puff. The big jam of the night is King Bee - blues from this band about to go full-blown psychedelic. Dancin' isn't the monster it would become a few years down the road. One Kind Favor is nice early Jer but it's for the best they didn't keep Friend of Mine. The end-of-set jam vehicle, Keep Rolling By is not the best they played it but worth hearing. This band would soon undergo radical change with the writing of Alligator, New Potato, Cryptical and Dark Star.

Overall = C / 2 1/2 Stars

Cold Rain & Snow - they had this one wired

SOURCES: The miller21064 is best and part is on Birth of the Dead.
Reviewer: Satori70 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 17, 2015
Subject: Pretty mama don't you tell on me
Summer of '66. Wow! Even just to be lucky enough to have this 49 year old gem is a treat in itself! Great sound, and closing your eyes with some headphones, it really puts you in the back row. You can just feel the light show throbbing behind them during Cream Puff. The original liquid crystal display. Pulsing, even dripping from the walls during King Bee, that drum is just thumping into the consciousness. A quick run through Stealin' and the assurance that, "everything's going to be alright". Boy is it ever! Next up is Dancin' and a foreshadowing of things to come. Jamming out over 7 minutes, the night is lost forever, except for those heads in attendance.

Happy 50th Grateful Dead !
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 10, 2015
Subject: 4
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 18, 2011
Subject: There By Happenstance
Or, perhaps, Providence...frankly, i don't recall.

Yet I know I attended this show with my best friend Paul for his birthday on this date in 1949. It was the night he turned 18, and now, he was "responsible."

This was the Only GD show I ever attended with my best friend Paul. We were supposed to meet at Altamont where the Dead were scheduled to perform, but to move things along they deferred to the Bill Wyman hung-up Rolling Stones when he, on a shopping spree in downtown S.F., found himself without proverbial chopper and had to get to the concert thru a hard grind maelstrom of virtual Hail Mary's. Ah, but Nun The Less, he arrived and the Stones played, and prior to that eventuality, Jerry, Phil and the boys made the next chopper out -- Their coke already being pre-ground in anticipation of fuck up.

Alas, a nice concert here muchly truncated, but, frankly...I don't recall how it actually came down except I think there were more songs done that night.

So this is my tribute to my best friend Paul. Born on this date 62 years ago.

May ye rest in peace all.
Reviewer: waynenseattle - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 31, 2007
Subject: what happened
Show isn't as "advertised" no in the pines[really wanted it,have it on cassette]but its no longer here[no card board or standing on the corner either. If anyone has this show with the missing songs please submit it or email me blingnseattle@yahoo
if it had in the pine I would have given it 5 stars
Reviewer: jfk62 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 9, 2006
Subject: Grateful for
The downloadable SBD at the other site sounds really good - better than many later SBDs. Short, but good early stuff.
Reviewer: CardboardCowboy - favorite - April 25, 2005
Subject: Where is this music from?
Deadbase lists the following set list for 7/17/66:
#I Know You Rider, Big Boss Man, Standing on the Corner, Beat it on Down the Line, In the Pines, Cardboard Cowboy, Nobody's Fault But Mine, Next time You See Me, He Was a Friend of Mine#

gdlive has this set (missing the first and last songs, which apparently do not circulate)

7/16/66 is also available from gdlive:

Viola Lee Blues, Don't Ease Me In, Pain in My Heart, Minglewood, Sittin' on top of the World, You Don't Have to Ask, Cold Rain and Snow, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, It's All Over Now Baby Blue.

Both are excellent. The selection here is a mystery to me.
Reviewer: oceantree - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 6, 2005
Subject: heya, nice supplement
the cream puff war alone makes this worthwhile... and everything else is fucking breathtaking too... what a seething, muscular king bee...jerry's guitar tone is snarling and "horny"...god bless the gd and the archive...just do it, to go w/ what's on gdlive, a glooooorious supplement...
Reviewer: johnson420 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 2, 2005
Subject: bought a bootleg of this
I'm not one for buying bootlegs, but I was Normal, Ill. and found a great CD titled "Standing on the Corner". Now that I have researched, I found that the guy I bought it from had put this show and the show on 7.16.66 together as one show,(and told me it was from the Avalon ballroom, too) both are great shows and a must for any dead fan. I will try to submit the 7.16.66 show if possible,and a complete version of this show too.
This get a 4 for not being complete, the audio is great for a 66 show though.
Reviewer: UncleSam - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 4, 2004
Subject: Great Show
Really Good show. If you want the whole thing go to Also, if you were wondering this is the only time In The Pines was played but NOT the only time Cardboard Cowboy was played. Its also in the Scorpio Studio Outtakes on 6/1/66 but it's called Tastebud, and check out the PNE Garden Auditorium show on 7/29/66. Definitly download this show and the show on the 16th.
Reviewer: SimonRob - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 24, 2004
Subject: I got more!
I have the whole show except the last song, "He was a friend of mine"; also the previous day's show. I got 'em from I reckon both are great considering they are from 1966 and are "short" Fillmore sets. Only time played for "In the pines" & Cardboard cowboy"?
Reviewer: Apedog - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 18, 2004
Subject: july 17 1966
Not a bad early set if a bit short. Would like to hear more.
Reviewer: Kemper - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 10, 2004
Subject: july 17 1966
does anyone have a complete recording of this show? I want to hear In The Pines.
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